An inventory of life in inland waters reveals a population loss that is twice as high as on land and in the sea.
In marine sediments, not only microorganisms but also chemical processes produce nitrous oxide that is harmful to the climate.
Plant researchers from Germany have unlocked the genetic potential of old landraces for breeding robust maize varieties that can withstand harsh conditions caused by climate change.
Lawns and trees are good for people living in the city - neuroscientists from Heidelberg and Karlsruhe have measured how spending time in green spaces affects the well-being of volunteers.
Together with European partners, researchers from the Julius Kühn Institute are investigating how far feedstocks for biobased fertilizers are contaminated with pollutants.
A German research cooperation has analyzed the toxins of a species of the robber fly and found an underestimated potential for agriculture and pharmaceutical research.
Extremely halophilic archaea have a natural mechanism to mineralize dissolved radioactive ions and prevent leaching.
Plant researchers at the University of Halle-Wittenberg have compared the immune response of tobacco with thale cress and discovered surprising differences.
The joint venture of Evonik and DSM, Veramaris, has commissioned an industrial plant for the production of algae oil in the United States.
The soldier fly could help solve not one, but two problems of sustainable farming. Using the insect as feed could eliminate organic waste while also reducing the need for imported soya and fish meal.
Bremen microbiologists have researched bacteria in ciliates that live in close symbiosis with their host and perform unusual metabolic functions.
Microbiologists have discovered how the highly complex multiple sugar Ulvan from sea lettuce is broken down into its components by a dozen enzymes.
Plastic reinforced with plant fibres will in future be used for lightweight construction in Porsche series production vehicles. Fraunhofer researchers have developed the material.
Bioengineers at the TU Munich have used artificial DNA to produce a hydrogel that can release several active substances in a specific order.
A student start-up constructs maintenance-free moss facades. With the idea, they won the Rhineland-Palatinate ideas competition.
Max Planck Researchers are working to develop sustainable alternatives for each component of the ecologically problematic electricity storage systems.
Researchers in Frankfurt have further optimized the process of producing natural substances. Now, entire peptide libraries can be synthesized.
Pharmacists at the University of Jena have discovered highly effective surface-active peptides called malpinins in the secondary natural substances of a soil fungus.
Even with less fertilizer and pesticide use, high-performance wheat varieties outperform their ancestors from before the intensification of agriculture.
Partners from research and industry want to improve the survival of larvae and thus help protect wild fish populations.